Muriel Spark - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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In the glorious city of Edinburgh, teacher Miss Jean Brodie, who is in her prime, mentors 6 girls and tells them they are the ‘crème de la crème’. What damage does she do to them, and why is this brilliant and unsettling novel ranked amongst the 100 Best Books of Modern Literature?

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“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is near perfect in its design traditional and experimental. Rich in period detail, it is nevertheless as spare and taut as one of Simenon’s thrillers and as light as a soufflé.”
― Alan Taylor, Scottish Review of Books

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Featured image credit- Maggie Smith as Jean Brodie, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1969 20thC Fox movie adaptation, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064840/

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